Born 28th September,
baptised 7 November, 1845 at Braemar (OPR).
"This leaves us all weel at present and we was blist with a fine young son
upon the 28 Septr his name is Thomas." (Letter from his father in
SC.4/22/10, Hutchison v Hutchison)
Parents George Hutchinson (1801-1861) and Jess McDonald
Married Cecilia Fisher Sim.
Spent his life or most of it in Braemar. In 1851 and 1861
censuses, a scholar living with his parents. Not in Braemar in 1871. In 1881
living with his brother George at Balnellan, described as a general servant.
In 1891 living at Morningside Cottage, described as butcher. From 1904, he
and his family lived in Balnellan, Morningside Cottage being tenanted. In
1899, 1905, 1908, 1910 described as butcher (executries, son's deaths). In
1920 and 1922, farmer and general dealer (daughters' marriages). In 1921
(own will) general dealer. Butcher and general dealer business was
originally his brother George's, later Hutchinson & Sim in partnership with
his wife's brother Charlie Sim.
On 3rd August 1890, he moved from the Established Church to Braemar Free
Church, where he was elected to the office of Deacon on 31 October 1893 and
to that of elder in 1902 (CH.3/360/1 and 7).
Teetotal, apparently in response to alcoholic excesses of his brother and
business partner George, he ran the Braemar Temperance Society (pledge book
in SRO, GD.1/756/3). At the meeting in which he was elected deacon of the
Free Church, it was agreed to use unfermented wine at the Lord's Supper
Died on 21 September 9124 (gravestone). In his TD&S (will) he left
legacies to his daughters, the United Free Church in Braemar and Quarrier's
Homes at Bridge of Weir (SC.1/37/45, 15 December 1924). He left estate value
of £4,110: 0: 91/2, mainly composed of his interest in
the firm of Hutchinson & Sim, general dealers, Braemar, of £3,983: 3: 101/2,
and the value £100 of Morningside Cottage, a wooden building with no title"
which was rented (SC.1/36/194, 15 December 1924).
Burial: St Andrew's
||SIM, Cecilia Fisher ("Cecy")
31 January 1860 at Braemar (family bible).
Parents: William Sim (1821-1893) and Mary Stewart (1824-1908).
Married Thomas Hutchinson (1845-1924) on Thursday 16th January
1890 at 73 Lothian Road [a temperance hotel], Edinburgh, according to the
forms of the Free Church. Witnesses: James McDonald, Johanna F Sim (family
Honeymoon in south of England [Blackheath? Torquay?] (family
In 1872, aged 11 and at Braemar Public School, she stitched a sampler
(now in possession of her granddaughter Cecile).
In 1875, joined Braemar Free Church. (CH.3/360/7)
In 1881 census, at home with parents at 2 Castleton Terrace.
Some time later, before her marriage, she had a position as housekeeper
in Edinburgh (family knowledge). But spent most of her life in Braemar.
In 1891 census, living at Morningside [cottage]. From 1904 lived at
Balnellan (CH.3/360/6). After her husband's death, bought Cliff house and
lived there until her death (family knowledge).
Died 24 August 1958 (gravestone) aged 98. Myocardial degeneration with arterioscerosis, cert. by Wm Mckenzie MB ChB.
Burial: St Andrew's.
Informant of death, Mary Helen Sinclair, daughter.
A truly Christian woman.
Both columns CS. 24 February 2002.